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Rosa Brunner Rising

Rosa Brunner Rising of Glenwood Springs died of natural causes on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2003, at Glen Valley Care Center. She was 89.

Mrs. Rising was born March 11, 1913, to Caroline Loeffler and Frank Brunner in Pennsylvania.

Rosa grew up on a farm, and worked in textile factories, and later as a steakhouse chef at The Well House in Allentown, Pa.



She married Carl J. Rising on Aug. 10, 1940. He preceded her in death.

She enjoyed flower gardening, crocheting, puzzles, her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and her many friends at Heritage Park Assisted Living in Carbondale.



She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl; her daughter Carolyn M. Hersch; and by brothers Frank, William, Joseph, Ralph, and Elmer Brunner.

Mrs. Rising is survived by brother Walter Brunner of Chambersburg, Pa.; by daughter Brittany Clingan of Glenwood Springs; by seven grandchildren, including Benjamin Hersch of Glenwood Springs, Chris and Jamie Clingan of Carbondale, and Cali and husband Paul Gonzales of Glenwood Springs; by nine great-grandchildren; and by her cat, Toby.

A gathering of friends will be held from 2:30-5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, at The Comfort Inn in Carbondale. Cremation has already taken place.

The family respectfully requests the omission of food or flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to Roaring Fork Hospice, P.O. Box 1970, Glenwood Springs, C0 81602.


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